Mar 042015

Samsung washers have several common issues and error codes. One of the most or more common error code is the FL. Several reasons why this error code will pop up in the display.

  • Door not shut
  • Loose connection on door lock
  • Strike on door lock missing/broken
  • Door not shut all the way

The FL error code indicates a faulty door lock assembly. The door lock will attempt to close 7 times before the error code pops up in the display. You may hear the lock clicking several times before the code comes up and you may not hear it clicking.

The repair is actually very straight forward. If you’re fairly handy, you can make this repair yourself. It will require no special tools and is not time consuming. Unplugging the unit so no power is present is the first step. Opening the door and removing the metal spring around the door gasket. You can use a putty knife or flat head to remove the spring. Once the spring is off you will be able to push the door gasket back enough to access the door lock. Make sure the connections are snug. The lock has several plug and play connections on it. You can remove the screws around the front that mount the lock to the frame. Once the screws are removed the door lock assembly will slide out the front giving you access to replace it. The job is actually very straight forward.

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Apr 102011

How to fix a LG washer LE error code.  Do you have the dreaded LE error code on your washing machine?  The fix is pretty straight forward.  The sensor that is mounted on the side of the stator motor needs to be replaced.  The hall sensor monitors the washer motor speed.  When the sensor fails the LE error code will appear in the washes display window.

Pull the unit out and remove the back panel.  The stator motor is bolted to the back the washer with several bolts.  Remove the bolt from the motor housing and you will see the bolts around the motor.  Once the washer motor is off the sensor can be changed.  We stock LG washer parts, enter your model number in the search box to look your part up.

If you can not find your part, use the contact us tab and we will assist you in your LG parts look up.  Please provide the appliances model number so we can assist you.  If you would like to ask your washer dryer question to an authorized repair technician post your question in our LG washer repair forum in the link below.

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Mar 242011

Kenmore washing machines are very dependable washing machines.  However, they will encounter a problem or two along the way which is usually unexpected.  These problems can occur sometimes months and often years after the initial purchase.  The most common issue is a clogged drain pump filter which will result in the error code F02 or F21.  Cleaning the drain pump will often fix this issue, in some cases the pump will need to be replaced to solve the F02 or F21 error code.

Kenmore HE front load washing machines also have another very common issue. Kenmore washing machines have a electronic control board that can tell when a component has failed.  Another error code that is fairly common on Kenmore front load washers is the error code FH. This indicates there is a fill issue.  There are several things to check when this error code is present. The first is the fill hoses.  Flood safe hoses will cause the error code FH because front load washers call for too much water too quickly.  The flood safe hoses are a great concept but do not work on front load washers. The second thing to inspect would be the water valve screens. The screens become clogged with sediment not allowing water to enter the machine.

Kenmore HE washers also have a feature that will lock the interface control board. When this happens, the lights on the control panel will flash but the washer will not start. On the control panel, look for the ‘End Of Cycle” button. This button is what “Locks” and “Unlocks” the user interface. Depress for three seconds to switch between the two.  If the control lock light stays on and will not shut off, replace the user interface control board to fix the washer.

Kenmore washing machines are very simple to repair yourself. We here at know Kenmore top load and front load washers well.  If you require further assistance, use the forum tab below to speak to an appliance technician today.

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